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60% of Abuja secondary school students failed WASSCE- official

Majority of Abuja student’s failed the Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination.

ACN flays sack of Ondo Varsity Workers

63 staff of the Adekunle Ajasin University were sacked.

Nigeria yet to maximise potentials of its satellites – Expert

Nigeria under utilizes its satellites.

CPC secures judicial victory as court nullifies election of Plateau PDP Senator, assemblyman

The court cancelled the Plateau election because the CPC candidates were barred by INEC

Sopuruchi Chukwueke

Obama to ‘decide’ fate of Nigerian battling illness, deportation

President Obama will decide whether Sopuruchukwu Chukwueke remains in America or not.

Nigeria House of Reps block SEC’s budget over Oteh

The Reps insist President Jonathan must sack Ms. Oteh from SEC

Man who died in police custody suffered asphyxia, not cardiac arrest – Pathologist

The victim died in police custody due to lack of oxygen contrary to police claims.

Update: Nigeria House of Representatives pass 2013 budget of N4.987trn

Of the N4.987 trillion budgeted for 2013, N2.3 trillion represents recurrent non-debt expenditure.

Gunmen kill two Nigerians; abduct Frenchman in Katsina – Police

People of Rimi in Katsina State have been thrown into mourning as gunmen attacked the community.

Breaking News: EFCC declares ex-Kogi Governor, Abubakar Audu, wanted over N4bn fraud

The EFCC believes Mr. Audu corruptly enriched himself with about N4 billion of state funds

mmia fire

Fire outbreak at Lagos International Airport

Fire broke out Thursday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos. [View the story “Fire outbreak at Lagos International Airport” on Storify]

Nigeria House of Representatives pass 2013 budget

The House of Reps increased the budget by N61.6 billion

PDP supporters who fought with charms are on their own- Gbenga Daniel

Mr. Daniel said he was opposed to party members fighting with charms and others weapons.

Police release Dipo Fashina, Aremu others over Lagos okada protest

The police had arrested Mr. Fashina and others for leading the Lagos okada protest.

Fire fighters confused on how to battle raging Lagos pipeline fire

The fire fighters are still at the scene as the fire rages on.

Bill to develop local content in construction industry passes second reading

The bill seeks to provide for the use of local content plan, supervision, coordination, monitoring as well as implementation of local content

We politicians exploit religious, ethnic sentiments for selfish reasons — President Jonathan

“Most of us who are politicians exploit religious sentiments to divide Nigerians for our own selfish gains,” Jonathan.

I narrowly escaped death in crashed helicopter- Labaran Maku

Mr. Maku was scheduled to be in the crashed helicopter.

Pension probe: Maina, IGP Abubakar, others ignore Senate

Maina, the senate believes, orchestrated the misappropriation of N195 billion pension fund.

“Funding is not a problem” for disarmament of ex-militants – Jonathan’s aide, Kuku

Presidential Amnesty Office said it has enough money to fund the disarmament process.

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Senate suspends discussion on Terrorism Bill

The legislators were dividing stance on the terrorism bill.

Education facility

Ogun suspends principal for allegedly conducting virginity test on female students

The principal allegedly made some female students in the school go through a virginity test

N10.9b theft: Court grants ex-Finbank director leave to travel abroad for treatment

Mr. Famoroti, the accused, allegedly stole N10.9 billion belonging to Finbank Plc.

Jega insists on use of ad-hoc staff in Nigeria’s election

If we don’t use ad hoc staff, politicians will rig the election, Jega says.

Court grants N1.5bn suspected petrol subsidy fraudster N85m bail

The accused allegedly played a role in the subsidy scam scheme.